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The Maine Department of Transportation put up highway message boards aimed at warning vacationers of the manhunt for Robert Burton, 38, of Parkman, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, on Wednesday in Newport, Athens, Charleston, Milo and Monson.

Message boards warn travelers about Parkman murder suspect

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GUILFORD | The chief of the Maine State Police will provide a briefing Thursday about the manhunt for the Parkman murder suspect who has …
Governor Paul LePage speaks at the Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this March 4, 2015, file photo.

Lawmakers vote unanimously to support investigation of LePage

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AUGUSTA | Members of the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to start a formal investigation into Gov. Paul LePage’s use of taxpayer …

Would you rent this Lewiston crypt for the evening?

Would you spend the evening in a church crypt? What if that crypt had held for over a century the remains of the builder and first …

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Rock that killed motorist may have come off collector’s car

HOPE | A rock that crashed through a windshield last month, killing a Camden …

Emera Maine, union reach tentative deal on contract extension

Emera Maine and a union representing about 175 of the utility’s employees reached a tentative …

Ridesharing rules for companies like Uber enacted after veto

PORTLAND | Lawmakers have enacted new statewide insurance requirements sought by the ridesharing company …

Bangor sets record for low temperatures in six-month period

A city record for low temperatures spanning more than seven decades has …
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Can Salt Institute be saved?


Husband and father Jerome Muhirwa, 39, was a college teacher in his native Burundi. He spent two years seeking asylum and permission to work in Maine after fleeing government persecution at home.

Maine should take a stand for its future, support asylum seekers

Calling it “illegal alien welfare,” the LePage administration remains determined to keep asylum seekers in Maine from getting General Assistance benefits. The Legislature has passed …


Penobscot Valley High School wrestler Sophia Carson

Maxfield teen climbing women’s wrestling ranks

Sophia Carson can’t quite pinpoint the root of her love of wrestling, but the 16-year-old rising senior from Penobscot Valley High School …

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